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Things to Do

What to do in Nevada City?  I get this question every day at the Outside Inn and often I ask folks, tell me a little bit more and I can help send you in the right direction.  What I love is that our guests end up getting out and about…
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Mountain Biking

Nevada City is known as a world-class mountain biking destination and if you haven't been out cruising the trails, now is the season.  If you're looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County), YBONC (Youth…
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Jim Rogers Memorial Ride

The 6th annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride took place on Sunday afternoon.  The group bicycle ride is to honor Jim Rogers, who was killed in 2010 by a motorist who was texting and driving.  The celebration is also a chance to educate the community…
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Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade

Nevada City Mardi Gras parade is always a colorful event.  Thanks to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for organizing the parade.  Great to see Samba Drop, NEO, Nevada City Soapbox Derby, Curious Forge, Claude the fire-breathing dragon,…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important causes, organizations and motivated individuals.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call…
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Blogging Meet Up

If you read this blog you know I'm super passionate about blogging.  I love taking photos and sharing our community with visitors and locals.  I also enjoy supporting and promoting local businesses and organizations.  But, as the…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair at the Miners Foundry is a great way to support artists, do some holiday shopping and browse a great selection of handmade goodies.  The bi-annual event started in 2010 (click here, here, here, here and here for previous…
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Holiday Concerts and Plays

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City Victorian Christmas is always a great way to ring in the holidays. The event continues the following two Wednesdays, December 10th and 17th (5-9pm) and two Sundays, December 14th and 21st (1:30-6pm).  A fun festive celebration…
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Cornish Christmas

'Tis the holiday season, last week was the kick off for Grass Valley's Cornish Christmas.  The downtown street fair includes vendors, food, music and a great opportunity to stop into the downtown merchants for your holiday shopping.  The event…
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Celtic Festival

The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never been, it's time to go experience the event first…
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Draft Horse Classic

The 28th annual Draft Horse Classic has returned to the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Known as one of the premier Draft Horse shows in the western United States, it's a great opportunity to see the gentle giant Draft Horses up close.  Click here for…
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Revolutionary War Living History Days

Nevada City Constitution Day festivities, stop by Pioneer Park to check out the Haslet's Delaware Regiment Revolutionary War living history.  Check out the Continental, French and Redcoat Soldiers & Camps.  The activities include drilling…
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Happy Labor Day

Can you believe it's the end of the summer season?  The Outside Inn is one busy place during June, July and August (with weekends already filling up for the summer of 2015). While I look forward to the fall colors and winter activities, I am…
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Nevada City Film Festival

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing award-winning shorts and feature films to the historic venues of Nevada City, CA. A four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, this year's…
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Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair runs through Sunday, August 10th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Gates open at 10am with activities and fun for the whole family.  Check out the line up of entertainment or the daily schedule for information on…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights was in full force last night, it's always fun to see our little town transformed into a huge block party.  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce brings together music, vendors, food stalls, entertainment, vintage…
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The Children's Festival

The Children's Festival returned to Nevada City today, with two sessions (9am-noon and 5pm-8pm) and transformed part of Pioneer Park into a mini Renaissance Faire geared for children.  There were more than 20 interactive sessions were set…
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Nevada City Farm to Table dinner and play tickets

Have I mentioned how much I love our little town lately?  The photo above is from last year's Nevada City Farm to Table event-- and if you act really fast, you can grab a seat at this year's event, tickets went on sale this morning, mark…
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Nevada City 4th of July Parade

Nevada City's 4th of July Parade, with approximately 75 entries, was a festive occasion in red, white and blue.  Small town pride on display with Grand Marshall Evan Strong, the Ophir Prison marching band, the Soapbox Derby cars, Nevada County…
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Nevada City Soapbox Derby 2014

Did you make it to the Nevada City Soapbox Derby yesterday?  Many, many, many thanks to all the hard work of the organizers, volunteers, teams and the cheering crowds.  This event is just one of the many examples of why I love Nevada…